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Rep. David Rouzer

Representative for North Carolina’s 7th District

pronounced DAY-vid // ROW-zer


Rouzer is the representative for North Carolina’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Rouzer is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Rouzer is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. Shortly after the election, Rouzer joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Rouzer voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Rouzer is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Rouzer has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 18, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

David Rouzer sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Rouzer was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Rouzer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Environmental Protection (16%) Labor and Employment (16%) Education (11%) Water Resources Development (11%) Emergency Management (11%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Rouzer recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Rouzer voted Nay

Rouzer voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Rouzer voted Nay

Rouzer voted No

Passed 240/186 on Feb 9, 2018.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have …

Rouzer voted Nay

Rouzer voted Nay

Passed 369/53 on Jul 6, 2016.

The Global Food Security Act of 2016 (Pub.L. 114–195), is a law introduced on March 24, 2015 in the 114th Congress by Representative Christopher Henry …

Rouzer voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. …

Rouzer voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Rouzer voted Nay

Passed 382/15 on Mar 16, 2015.

Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death among people aged 1 to 44, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet 45 …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to May 2022, Rouzer missed 47 of 4,170 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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